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CB Alex Thomas charged in attempted marijuana robbery

College Football, Cincinnati Bearcats

CINCINNATI -- Police say a University of Cincinnati football player has been charged for his alleged involvement in an attempted armed robbery of a man's marijuana.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 20-year-old junior cornerback Alex Thomas and 23-year-old Julien Holton were arrested Wednesday in Cincinnati. Both have been charged with aggravated robbery and are expected to appear in court Thursday morning.

Police say the robbery occurred Wednesday afternoon at an apartment building listed as Thomas' residence.

A court affidavit says a security video shows Holton holding a gun as he and Thomas approached the victim, who ran away and called police.

The university athletic department said that Thomas has been suspended indefinitely. Thomas started 10 games last season and had four interceptions.

Online court records don't indicate whether the men have attorneys.

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